A friend of mine opened his wife’s wardrobe and picked up a silk paper wrapped package.
“This,” he said, “isn’t any ordinary package.”
He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box and silk satin dresses inside.
“She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is it.”
He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said, “never save something for a ‘special occasion’. Every day in your life is a ‘special occasion'”.
I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and fret less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.
I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day.
I’ll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don’t save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words ‘Someday….’ and ‘ One Day…’ are fading away from my dictionary.
If it’s worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.
I don’t know what my friend’s wife would have done if she knew she wouldn’t be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
Each day, each hour, each minute, is SPECIAL.
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
What you have to do, do it now/quick! Dont say to yourself that you will “do it” ‘One of these days’, remember that ‘One day’ is far away… or might never come……………
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!